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USB flash drive attacks

Description

It is possible to connect USB flash drives containing viruses to a corporate machine. This could allow an attacker to infect it with malicious software.

Impact

Infect machines with malware.

Recommendation

  • Set physical access controls to avoid the connection of unauthorized peripheral devices.
  • Install the proper security suite on the workstations that mitigates the risk of malicious code infection.

Threat

Unauthorized internal attacker.

Expected Remediation Time

⌚ 450 minutes.

Score

Default score using CVSS 3.1. It may change depending on the context of the src.

Base

  • Attack vector: P
  • Attack complexity: L
  • Privileges required: N
  • User interaction: N
  • Scope: U
  • Confidentiality: L
  • Integrity: L
  • Availability: L

Temporal

  • Exploit code madurity: X
  • Remediation level: X
  • Report confidence: X

Result

  • Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:X/RL:X/RC:X
  • Score:
    • Base: 4.3
    • Temporal: 4.3
  • Severity:
    • Base: Medium
    • Temporal: Medium

Score 4.0

Default score using CVSS 4.0 . It may change depending on the context of the src.

Base 4.0

  • Attack vector: P
  • Attack complexity: L
  • Attack Requirements: N
  • Privileges required: N
  • User interaction: N
  • Confidentiality (VC): L
  • Integrity (VI): L
  • Availability (VA): L
  • Confidentiality (SC): N
  • Integrity (SI): N
  • Availability (SA): N

Threat 4.0

  • Exploit madurity: X

Result 4.0

  • Vector string: CVSS:4.0/AV:P/AC:L/AT:N/PR:N/UI:N/VC:L/VI:L/VA:L/SC:N/SI:N/SA:N/E:X
  • Score:
    • CVSS-BT: 2.4
  • Severity:
    • CVSS-BT: Low

Compliant code

Coding examples do not apply to physical vulnerabilities

Non compliant code

Coding examples do not apply to physical vulnerabilities

Requirements

Fixes

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